E-safety information for parents

November 20, 2018

Musical.ly has a new name - TikTok (Safer Internet Centre)

The social network app Musical.ly has often given adults cause for concern, because of the way that children use it to generate and share their own short videos and lip sync to popular audio clips. The app has a new name and new features, and now includes live streaming. Although the app has an age-limit of 13 years old, in practice there will be younger children using it, and the content may not be suitable.

Profiles on TikTok are automatically set to public, so that any content you post can be seen by anyone within the app.  There is also a Restricted Mode which can help to filter out inappropriate content and prevent  the user from being able to start their own live streams.

You can find out more here: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/blog/what-tiktok-looking-latest-lip-syncing-app

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